A collective approach to the making of Bread and Dripping saw film development and production roles rotated during the project in order to share and build skills and expertise in filmmaking. Five women were involved:
Vic Smith completed a BA Honours thesis on women in cinema in 1982. Her film credits include editing assistant, For Love or Money (1983) and assistant editor, On Guard (1984). She currently works in communication, research and evaluation, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and multicultural communities.
Margot Nash is a filmmaker and academic. Her credits include the feature dramas Vacant Possession (1994) and Call Me Mum (2005), the experimental shorts Shadow Panic (1989) and We Aim To Please (1976) and the feature documentaries For Love Or Money (1983) and The Silences (2015). She is currently an Honorary Associate Teaching and Research at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Elizabeth Schaffer has worked in areas of social justice throughout her career, designing, managing and delivering programs in education, arts, mental health and wellbeing, and evaluation for Indigenous organisations, refugee and migrant support agencies, museums and tertiary and further education institutions.
Wendy Brady became the first identified Aboriginal person to graduate with a PhD in Education from the University of Sydney in 1996. She pursued a successful academic career including as Director of the Ngunnawal Centre, University of Canberra.
Donna Foster completed an arts degree at Sydney College of the Arts and continued to focus on photography.